Dupuytren's Contracture (Hypodontia)

Overview of Dupuytren's Contracture (Hypodontia)

Hypodontia or congenitally missing teeth (CMT)  is the absence of one or more teeth. This is usually a developmental dental abnormality that hinders normal teeth development. 

The condition generally affects both primary and permanent teeth but most commonly affects permanent teeth. The condition is usually genetic and refers to the absence of teeth from 1-5. This is the most common dentofacial malformation in humans.

Signs and Symptoms of Dupuytren's Contracture (Hypodontia)

Hypodontia is simply indicated as the absence of permanent teeth.

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Causes of Dupuytren's Contracture (Hypodontia)

Hypodontia is a genetic condition that is caused by an alteration in teeth development.


Risk Factors of Dupuytren's Contracture (Hypodontia)

Several other factors increase the risk of hypodontia. These include;

  • Increased maternal age
  • Maternal smoking
  • Low weight at birth
  • Infection of viruses and bacteria                
  • Trauma        

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Visual examination can reveal the absence of congenitally missing teeth. Further, dental X-Rays can help with the confirmation.

Treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture (Hypodontia) | When to Consult a Doctor

some common treatments that are followed for hypodontia include:

  • Dental Braces

Dental braces can help to treat hypotonia as these braces can fill out the gap between missing teeth. However, the treatment should begin after the development of secondary teeth.

  • Dental Implants

A dental implant refers to providing a replacement for missing teeth. In the case of dental implants, missing teeth are duplicated and fitted in the exact same place and can work as your natural teeth. 

  • Dentures

Dental textures are replicas of your missing teeth that can be placed in the missing place. These dentures are removable and can fill the gap between missing teeth.

  • Bridges

Dental bridges are also false teeth that are made up of porcelain and plastic. These false teeth can be placed to fill the gap between teeth.

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Last updated on Wednesday 23/11/2022


Dr. Saqib Zia Ahmed Toor

Cosmetic Dentist, Dentist | Cosmetic and General Dental Surgeon

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Dr. Waleed Zaman

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Dr. Zubair Ahmed

Orthodontist, Dentist | BDS, FCPS, Orthodontics

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Dr. Zubair is a very good doctor. His behaviour is so good and he is very cooperative.

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